Delhi has been witnessing a significant rise in temperature due to intense sunlight throughout the day. On Monday, the maximum temperature in six areas of the capital city crossed 42 degrees Celsius.

Najafgarh recorded the highest temperature at 43.3 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest area on Monday. Over the past three to four days, Delhi’s weather was impacted by a western disturbance and associated cyclonic circulation, which had brought gusty winds and light rain in various places. However, this meteorological effect is now beginning to wane.

Temperature Stats and Weather Trends

According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature recorded in Delhi’s standard observatory at Safdarjung on Monday was 40.2 degrees Celsius, which is one degree above normal.

The minimum temperature stood at 27.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal. The humidity levels ranged from 66% to 25% at Safdarjung.

Hottest Areas on Monday

On Monday, six areas in Delhi recorded maximum temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius or higher:

  • Najafgarh: 43.3°C
  • Pitampura: 42.8°C
  • Sports Complex: 42.8°C
  • Mungeshpur: 42.6°C
  • Pusa: 42.2°C
  • Jafarpur: 42°C

Residents in these areas experienced intense heat.

Weather Forecast

The Meteorological Department predicts that temperatures will continue to rise. The forecast for Tuesday indicates clear skies and strong sunshine, with maximum temperatures around 41 degrees Celsius and minimum temperatures around 26 degrees Celsius. By May 17, the maximum temperature is expected to reach up to 44 degrees Celsius.

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